Match Report: Redland v Bristol St Andrew’s (H)

Lost 32-46 2 points

Our ongoing battle with Bristol St Andrew’s and this time we came off second best.

The game didn’t start too well with Kev’s rink dropping a 2 and Jim’s rink a 5, although the old adage is if you’re going to drop counts, drop them early to give yourself a chance of recovering/fighting back.

On RKJ’s rink with Trev, Gerry and Will a good start with level pegging at 8 ends didn’t continue only winning 2 ends out of the last 9 and we finally went down 7-18. (I was impressed with the honesty of the rink, admitting they didn’t play well. Guys you can’t play great every time!)

On Kev’s rink with Larry, Dave and Calvin, in front at 7 ends, couldn’t push home this advantage and ended 11-16 behind.

On Jim’s rink with Steve, Vince and Andy, all interest in this rink was lost when they went 12-1 down, however to their great credit these guys never gave up just picking up one’s and twos winning the next 10 ends on the trot and with Jim playing a great last wood and opposition skip Steve Hunt just failing with his last wood to draw shot we won 14-12. (Of course Steve Hunt was always likely to lose this game as he is the self proclaimed “unluckiest skip in Bristol” and we had all the luck! 😉 )

Chaps, some strange results in the League this year, so at the end of the night I feel sort of pleased to get 2 points…..and as I always say if you get 2 or 3 points in your losing games, rather than zero, that adds up at the end of the season.